Collectors’ Forum  2021- Autumn session

The Collectors Forum 2021 program was held online on November 20, 2021.

Collectors’ Forum 2021

autumn session 

Collecting is Connecting

lecture and discussion

Оrganizer: Open Arts Foundation and Sarieva 

Concept: Vessleina Sarieva

Speaker: Carlos Marsano 

in conversation with Vesselina Sarieva

The event is part of Phase VI of the multi-genre situation in the field of visual arts Future Unforgettable curated by Vesselina Sarieva.

The event Collectors’ Forum, lecture and discussion with Peruvian collector Carlos Marsano, in the frame of Future Unforgettable Phase VI, will open up a different perspective on art collecting as a process of interconnecting different types of logic and ensuring an artwork’s continuity.

For Carlos Marsano collecting is connecting, a global practice. For Carlos collecting is building the connection between the work and artists. It is vital to create a future for emerging artists by creating and supporting relationships within the art ecosystem. Carlos approaches collecting as a practice, not a status. He is interested in discovering young talent, supporting initiatives and making things happen.

When Carlos Marsano (Peru) started to collect he was initially focused on Pre-Columbian art. Later, in 2003, when he was living in Brazil, he became engaged with and began collecting contemporary art. As he likes to see the evolution of the artists over time, his collection focuses on young and emerging artists.

Carlos is the co-founder of Artus, a new platform in Peru to support local artist through residency programmes abroad. He currently leads the acquisition committee at Museo arte de Lima MALI, Peru and is a member of the International Leadership Council at the New Museum in New York.


Partner: National Culture Fund

In 2021 the project is supported by the National Culture Fund – Annual Program for Support of Professional Organisations in the Field of Arts.